Nature That Nurtures.
April 25, 2013
In the wakes of tragedy, sometimes we need to be reminded what we can turn to in order to begin healing. You may find solace in the natural world or in the compassion of human nature, and this blast! is meant to remind you that you're not alone. Use these exhibitions as an opportunity to come together and celebrate the community that keeps Boston and its surrounding areas looking up and moving forward. #Bostonstrong
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Two Solo Exhibitions at West Branch Gallery
in Stowe, Vermont now through May 15th
Artwork by Sarah Horne.
f we sometimes lose scope of the power and energy of life, it's nice to know we can look to the natural world for a reminder. West Branch Gallery
is currently showing two solo exhibitions whose creators have transferred the patterns and dimensions of nature into perceptions of their own. Lines in Winter
features the ethereal graphite and charcoal works on paper by artist Sarah Horne
. Her inspiration comes from walks at Naumkeag Pond in all seasons, where she has captured the movements of winding paths, wild grasses and winds on water, all of which she translates so rhythmically into lines and angles on paper. Time Travelers
features the shape-shifting painted wood sculptures of Clarke Derbes
. Using wood from trees that have recently fallen or been cut, Derbes
finds the lifeline in each piece and draws attention to it. His sculptures are painted in loud, colorful grids that sometimes create optical illusions and require a second and third look from different points of view. Making up the first gala exhibition of 2013 at West Branch Gallery
, Lines in Winter
and Time Travelers
are on view now through Wednesday, May 15th
. They feature both artists in the large curved space gallery as well as work in a range of mediums by over 40 artists in the adjacent galleries at West Branch
. The bright interplays of color from Clarke Derbes
create an overwhelming contrast with the black and white gesture drawings of Sarah Horne
. It is from this very juxtaposition that viewers are thrust into roles of perception that seem to create similar worlds of both nature and beauty. Come see what this pairing has to offer.
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East Boston Open Studios
East Boston Open Studios 2013
May 18th & 19th
11am - 5pm
80 Border Street
HarborArts, Inc. Shipyard Gallery
ZUMIX (*Special event on Sunday)
Intro to Big Prints with Photoshop
Instructor: Gary Duehr
Saturday, May 18, 12-2 pm
Vernon Street Studios in Somerville
Get an introduction to printing on the Epson 9600, which prints up to 44" x 96". Plus learn how to prepare an image in Photoshop and come away with a 16x20 inch print.
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Concord Art Association
Nine days. 88 artists. One perfect opportunity to get a sneak preview
of the work that will be auctioned during Paint the Town!
Concord Art Association's annual fundraiser.
May 9-17, 2013
Paint the Town! Preview Show
Paint the Town! Auction
Great art, fun party!
Tickets available by visiting
Concord Art Association
37 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
When Roots Resonate at Bromfield Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts May 1st through June 1st
Untitled 13-01 by Vivian Pratt.
e're always looking for meaning and poignancy that will stay with us; a source of inspiration we can call on when we need it most. The upcoming exhibit at Bromfield Gallery
has this very ability to evoke or suggest images, memories and emotions full of significance that differs from viewer to viewer. Roots that Resonate
features the eclectic group of works by mixed media artist Vivian Pratt
. Her source material consists of the collections that flood her studio: twigs, uprooted bushes, spent flowers and curled leaves. For the creations she will show in this exhibition, Pratt
begins with monoprints based on natural imagery and then merges the images with their source materials. This combination between nature's debris and prints/handmade paper is where the artist finds a moment of resonance in her work. Pratt
's repertoire is expansive. She creates many types of work, from computer-modified images to hand carved sculptures made from found plant materials. Of her process, Pratt
says, "I use a variety of media, exploring drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, video and photography while continually bringing images to the computer to modify, print and then combine again with other media. In the past I was a computer programmer and I have many years experience using the computer as a tool in my art process." You can learn more about her process on her blog
. Roots that Resonate
will be showing at Bromfield Gallery
from Wednesday, May 1st through Saturday, June 1st
. An opening reception
is set to be held on Friday, May 3rd
People: Public, Private at McGowan Fine Art
in Concord, New Hampshire now through May 24th
North Station, Summer Rain by John Bonner, oil on canvas.
here is something fascinating about human nature: the patterns of our lives, the actions we perform, the directions we choose to follow. Though we can't often articulate what is so captivating about the daily lives of others, it has something to do with the search for significance in the ordinary. Artist John Bonner
is familiar with this notion, as he paints what is immediately around him--often familiar, public spaces. Though he alternates between buildings and people, his current exhibition at McGowan Fine Art
hones in on people and portrays scenes of daily life. Bonner
's process of creation begins from his office window in Boston where he shoots high definition video of the urban environment. From these videos, he captures freeze frames and later collages together likely scenes in his studio. Bonner
's combination of skill and intuition captures the details that make these scenes come alive: the glare of a traffic light in a summer rain; the shadows cast by trees that stand much taller than houses; the concentration of a hunched-over commuter texting on a phone in his lap. These details are a delicacy that, when captured correctly, drop the viewer right into the depicted scene, whether or not they've ever actually been there. Bonner
speaks to his when he says, "My hope is that viewers will often identify the places as ones they may have seen or visited themselves or, if not the actual place, something very similar, and see them in a new way." People: Public, Private
is on view now through Friday, May 24th
at McGowan Fine Art
. An artist's reception
will be held on Friday, April 26th
where you can see John Bonner
create a painting. This show is free and open to the public.
Fountain Street Fine Art
April 25 - May 19
Reception 4/26, 5-7pm
Artists Talk 5/11, 3pm
Lisa Barthelson and Denise Driscoll combine traditional media with the debris and data that flow through daily life; they think through their fingers, discovering mesmerizing pattern, unexpected beauty, wry humor, and fleeting balance.
Fountain Street Fine Art
59 Fountain Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Somerville Open Studios
One of the largest open studios of its kind in the nation.
Over 400 Somerville artists!
May 4th & 5th: 12 - 6pm
sneak preview May 3rd: 6 - 9pm
Free parking and trolleys between studios
Info Booths in Somerville's Union Square or Davis Square
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Overview at the Artists' Choice Show, Somerville Museum
Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show, May 1
and Somerville Open Cinema Festival presented by
SCATV, May 2
Opening Reception: May 11 6-9 PM
Gallery Visiting Hours: May 18 & 19 12-5 PM
Or By Appointment
523 Medford Street, Charlestown
Ashley has always been drawn to the unusual, whimsical, unconventional, and macabre facets of life. This exhibition of her work is a collection of paintings inspired by all that is uncanny. Please join us for a cocktail reception featuring many never-before-seen works of art. Feel free to have a good laugh at her work; she won't be offended.
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